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Trucking Industry Lobbies Harder for Dangerous Trucking Legislation

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The American Trucking Associations spent nearly $400,000 lobbying the United States federal government from April 2011 to June 2011. Increasing its three-month lobbying budget by nearly $100,000, the ATA used its considerable bulk to pressure the federal government to support unsafe, and even deadly, trucking legislation that as an experienced truck accident attorney I believe…

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18-wheeler statistics

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Florida highways and roads are filled with 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks.  They seem to be everywhere at any given moment.  Did you know that the most deadly type of accident you can be involved in is one with a big-rig, especially those pulling semi-trailers? According to the University of Michigan’s Center for National Truck…

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18-wheeler accident on Pensacola highway

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Interstate 10 in Pensacola was the scene of an 18-wheeler that burst into flames after the brakes apparently failed to operate.  The trailer was carrying thousands of pounds of shredded cheese being delivered to a Little Caesars Pizza Restaurant. As the truck driver approached Pensacola, he discovered that the trailer’s brakes were on fire; he…

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18-wheeler crash in Daytona Beach

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A passenger car and a 18-wheeler were involved in a crash on the westbound Interstate 4 in Daytona Beach recently.  Reports state the vehicle struck the 18-wheeler, causing 25 gallons of diesel fuel to spill on the interstate.  A woman and her husband were in the vehicle.   Daytona Beach rescue crews transported the woman to…

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Two semi trucks crash in Hamilton County

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Two 18-wheelers recently collided in Hamilton County causing severe and critical injuries to the two drivers and a passenger.  A 2002 Freightliner driven by 58-year old woman was going east on CR152 when she allegedly ran a stop sign.  This occurred just as a 1992 Freightliner driven by 51-year old man was coming along.  The…

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Two die in truck accident

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A truck accident on U. S. Highway 27 in Palm Beach County was where two people died recently from injuries suffered.  A 22-year old man, and his female passenger were driving in a Chrysler when they crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler, causing the vehicle to be stuck under the trailer of the truck. …

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